Dr. Deborah D. Grijalva has over 15 years of experience in higher education. Deborah joined the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) as the Assistant Director in 2020 and has served as the Associate Director of SCS since 2021.
As of May 2022 Dr. Grijalva was named the Interim Director of SCS. Deborah will report to the provost and oversee the SCS staff, manage the budget, and serve as the primary liaison with academic affairs and university leadership. Deborah will continue to work with her team on many responsibilities, including SCS curriculum development, adjunct hiring, adjunct professional support, management of recruitment and marketing, and workforce preparedness. Deborah will lead the SCS collaboration with the SCS Curriculum Committee and the deans of the Schools and College on new certificates and pathways.
As the Associate Director for the SCS at the University of Redlands, Deborah oversees operations, hiring, onboarding, training, and managing of adjunct faculty and staff. Additionally, she is responsible for marketing and recruitment for degree preparation programs, certificate programs, and other continuing education opportunities within SCS. Previously at California State University, San Bernardino, Dr. Grijalva served as the Executive Program Coordinator for the Master of Business Administration program at the Jack H. Brown College of Business & Public Administration.
Internet and Social Media Marketing
Managing & Resolving Conflict
Digital Marketing Strategy
Managing Individual Performances
Advanced Expository Writing
Summer Term Scholarship Committee, University of Redlands (Ad Hoc)
Referral Process Committee, University of Redlands (October 2021 - Present)
School of Continuing Studies - Curriculum Committee (October 2020 - Present - Non-Voting Member)
CareerVillage Higher Ed/ Diversity Advisory Council - (September 2021 - Present)
Program Fellow, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, California State University, San Bernardino (May 2021 - Present)
Latino Alumni Chapter, California State University, San Bernardino (June 2020 - Present)
Office of Diversity and Inclusion - Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (CODIE) Committee - California State University, San Bernardino (October 2018 - June 2020)
Academic Appeal Panel - Advising and Academic Services - California State University, San Bernardino (October 2018 - June 2020)
ASI Graduate Student Advisory Committee - Associated Students Incorporated - California State University, San Bernardino
(February 2018 – February 2019)
Graduate Studies Strategic Planning Committee - Office of Graduate Studies - California State University, San Bernardino
(February 2018 – June 2019)
MBA Alumni Advisory Board - California State University, San Bernardino (September 2016 – February 2018)
Public Administration Advisory Board - California State University, San Bernardino (September 2015 – June 2019)
CSUSB Alumni Professional Development Workshops – California State University, San Bernardino
April 2021 – Presenter – Topic: Power of Professional Networking
Student Leadership Conference – California State University, San Bernardino
March 2019 – Co-Presenter – Topic: Overcoming the Academic Monster – IMPOSTER SYNDROME
8th Annual “Meeting of the Minds” Student Research Symposium – California State University, San Bernardino
May 2019 – Panel Presenter – Topic: Social Interactions of International Scholars: Lessons Framed using Student Identity Development Theory by a Doctoral Community of Practice
Sixteenth International Symposium on Social Communication – The Center for Applied Linguistics of Santiago de Cuba’s branch of Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment
January 2019 – Panel Presenter – Topic: Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership – A Community of Practice
16th Annual Graduate Student Research & Scholarship Symposium – California State University, San Bernardino – College of Education
May 2018 – Round Table Presenter – Topic: Bridging the Gap: Looking at Traditional Graduate School Enrollment for First-Generation Latinas at a Hispanic Serving Institution
WorkAbility IV – Careers in Business and Public Administration Panel
October 2017 – Panel Presenter – Topic: Careers in Business and Public Administration Panel Discussion with California State University, San Bernardino’s faculty and staff.
7TH Seoul Case Study Program, January 2012 – California State University, San Bernardino in Collaboration with University of Seoul and Seoul Metropolitan Government; Seoul, South Korea
Grijalva, D. (2021). Serving our Latinx community [Blog]. Retrieved from https://www.redlands.edu/bulldog-blog/2021/july-2021/serving-our-latinx-community/
Grijalva, D. D. (2020). Graduate School Awareness for First-generation Latinas: Cracking the Glass Ceiling-A Validation Study. Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 987. https://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/etd/987
Grijalva, D. D. (2018). Self-ethnography of a Latina. Journal of Latinos and Education, 1-2.